Monday, September 5, 2011

Week two!!!!

 Another week has flown by down South and I (Jess this time) can't believe it's September already! The weather has been great and we've been working on getting the apartment set up and enjoying the city. We FINALLY bought a mattress and bed frame! Bye-bye air mattress - I sure won't miss waking up on the solid wood floor every morning! We found a great re-sale company called Tidelands in Mt. Pleasant that sells overstock, returned, and somewhat disheveled items. Got a queen foam mattress and frame for $180!! (mom was proud haha). We also acquired a beautiful black desk through tidelands that is now holding John's computer! Over all the apartment is looking great we just have two rooms and two closets left to paint from that hideous yellow, ugh its gross. I'm not sure why anyone would try and attract tenants using this color its a mixture of vomit and urine (this is John writing at this point in case you can't tell)
     Our experiences in the past week have been AMAZING!!! I can't tell you how much I am loving my new job, the people and the city and how happy Jess is with the family she is nannying for and actually beginning her EMT course. My position with Cario Middle school has been great they are very supportive of new teachers and are very receptive of my teaching and learning styles. The kids are also great and motivated to learn the material and go above and beyond in their math learning capabilities. Fan-freakin-tastic!!! haha
     Story time: while we were out in downtown Charleston on Saturday afternoon we had an interesting time walking around, window shopping and people watching (they are hilarious) needless to say I was walking and people watching and Jessica was window shopping and more window shopping. After we walked for a good three miles downtown and back to our car. A shorter african american man approached us carrying a hammer... yes a hammer. He wanted to sell me the hammer for two dollars so he could buy a sandwich. Regardless of how desperate someone is they should never approach anyone asking for money and wielding a hammer. After saying that I already had a hammer (which I do its very nice) he insisted I should buy the hammer and he lowered his price to a dollar. Knowing that there were no McDonald's close by and that a dollar menu is near impossible to find in that area I just told him I would buy him a sandwich because as everyone knows that dollar that you give someone for a sandwich inevitably becomes a bottle of something. So I walked with him (and his two friends that had come out of nowhere) down to the corner store (which had no sandwiches) and bought him (and his friends) a frozen Pizza. After assuring me they had a way to heat the pizza I went back to jess who had locked herself in the car and was sure that I had been mugged or beaten and left for dead in some ally. Moral of the story: I have three friends in downtown Charleston that owe me a pizza one of these days haha. Great times in the south... :)
     Oh and we went to great restaurant the other day. Basil, its a Thai restaurant that seems to be pretty popular most nights of the week. Great food, amazing Mojito's and lovely cooks that you can watch while you eat (through this glass bar that you can sit at, they look like mice in a cage) anyway great time. I think that next week we are going to try and get a bite at S.N.O.B. (slightly North of Broad) which looked alright  and is called snob, who wouldn't want to eat there it has high class written all over it.
     As for the apartment hopefully we can get the bedroom tackled within the next week and maybe the closets as for the kitchen its on the list but will take a bit to get to. I'm really hoping to install shelving in the livingroom soon as we really need some more surfaces to put all of our things (ie Jessica's things) on. Hope all is well in the New England area (specifically Chatham, Durham, and Auburn!!!) and that hurricane last week didn't leave too much of a lasting impact.

John and Jess

oh and by the way we looked it up and the average high temperature in Charleston in January is 60F...just saying

New Bathroom!!!!

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